Hiring a life coach is something that celebrities or ‘other people’ engage with. Is that what you’re thinking right now? Well, you’re right in the sense that behind many of the ‘A list’ crowd and influential business personalities, there’s usually a small team of people who they work with on a regular basis and whose support and insight they value. And, that often includes working with a life coach or business coach.
Is Working With a Life Coach Right for You?
Let me ask you this; how often do you seek advice and support from friends, colleagues or maybe family on the things that feel important to you? And, how often do you end up feeling frustrated, disappointed or let down when they can’t (or don’t feel able) to offer an objective and constructive way forward that’s right for you?
Of course, we all have ‘off days’ when you feel like nothing is going your way. You know the one’s I’m talking about…..
- You burn your (wholemeal) toast and set the smoke alarm off (yes that’s me)
- You realise the battery’s running low on your phone and you have a conference call in about 10 minute’s time (me again…)
- Your shoe heel gets ripped clean off in the escalator on the underground, when you’re on your way to an important client (yes, it happened to me and I was saved by a kindly receptionist….)
- You just don’t feel good, emotionally or physical and can’t explain why……
So, whilst having an ‘off day’ happens to us all at some point, what do you do when that feeling of ‘wading uphill through treacle’ or a desire to ‘head for hills’ becomes the norm? You feel like things need to change in your life or your career but feel stuck and you’re not sure what to do next.
The great news is that you don’t have to figure things out by yourself, or risk friendships and relationships trying to find a solution. What if instead of ‘wading through treacle’, you consider hiring a coach to help you make that change, and make a transformation in your life?
Of course finding the right coach for you is essential. But, whether you’re looking for someone to help you with your health, your business or career, relationships or even your relationship with money, there’s a great coach out there who can help you at whatever age, life stage or career point you are at.
Need a little more convincing? Here are 7 compelling reasons for hiring a life coach that’s right for you:
1. A life coach is Objective
A great life coach isn’t there to rescue you from your own personal drama(s) and the negative habits and emotions that you may be hanging onto. But they are objective and not emotionally attached to what you are experiencing, and they can help you to discover your own way forward. A
2. Life coach really listens to you
An experienced and present life coach will actively listen to what you have to say. They’re able to listen without judgement or interrupting to give their own opinion.
3. A life coach can ask powerful questions
A life coach knows how to ask the type of questions that enable a journey of self-exploration, asking questions that help to identify your values and your way of thinking. They provide a constructive and objective way of shifting your mindset to enable you to move forward.
Importantly when they have a conversation with you they’ll be empathic and supportive but ultimately what you’ll hear from them won’t be what you want to hear, rather it’ll be what you need to hear to help you move forward.
4. A life coach respects confidentiality
A life coach will respect client confidentiality and provide a safe space to explore blocks, challenges and opportunities. No worries about friends or family accidently or otherwise letting the proverbial ‘cat out of the bag’.
5. A life coach helps you to gain clarity
A life coach can help you ‘unlock the door’ to your full potential, helping you to create a vision of how you want your life to be. How great would that feel?
6. A life coach will hold you accountable
Without accountability change won’t happen or if it does it won’t last! A great life coach won’t tell you what to do, but they help you to create an action plan and set time frames for you achieving those actions. They won’t do the work for you – that’s up to you.
7. A life coach will support you
Keeping a positive mindset can be difficult when you’re on a journey of transformation. A life coach will be there to support you providing a safe space to talk through the challenges that you may be facing, and find a way forward to overcome them.
So, are you ready to work with a life coach?
Investing in working with a life coach is making an investment in you, taking an active responsibility to move your life forward. It takes effort and commitment but the reward is the potential for putting in place a plan that will help you to achieve your personal vision for your life.
As a transformational life coach I can support you on your journey, working with you to create and implement your personal vision strategy for a healthy and happy life.